The Rosemary Day rose boasts healthy foliage in a deep olive green colour. And the profusion of leaves means the plants provide dense coverage.
Snazzy and extrovert are words that spring to mind when describing this new and exciting climbing rose.
The main attraction of Rosemary Day is most certainly the flower. As buds begin to open, the petals curl inwards, and appear to be coral pink in colour. Then, as the stamens are revealed and the petals unfold, we are treated to the intriguing flower markings – splashes and stripes of scarlet, carmine and silver. This rose exudes personality and character as the shades and markings evolve and change. It is also a great example of a rose for attracting beneficial insects.
Growing to 2 metres tall and almost as wide, it is a great choice for covering a bare fence or wall.
Rosemary Day was a passionate plants woman who took great pride in both her garden in Chiswick and her allotment. She joined the Board of Plant Heritage – a horticultural conservation charity – in 2017. For more information about Plant Heritage and its vital role in plant conservation, visit www.plantheritage.org.uk